Dr. Piotr Dutkiewicz 2010 Report

It was a busy summer for Dr. Piotr Dutkiewicz; He was participating in several academic events such as :

  1. Piotr Dutkiewicz, paper presentation, “Can We Be Friends: Russia’s views of the “West”, Conference: Matching Ambitions with Realities: What Future for Russia?, DFAIT- Ottawa, May, 6-7 , 2010; Summary published.
  2. Piotr Dutkiewicz and Jan Dutkiewicz, paper presentation, “ In Search of the Relevance of the “Civilization Debate” , Conference : Dialogue of Culture and Partnership of Civilizations, St Petersburg University, Russia, May 13-14, 2010, Summary published in: Conference Proceedings, 2010, pp.71-73.
  3. Piotr Dutkiewicz, paper presentation, “Shifting paradigms in Partnership of Civilizations Discourse”, Conference: International Forum – Dialogue of Civilizations and Harmonious World, Beijing, July 11 -13, 2010, China Foundation for International Studies (CFIS).
  4. Piotr Dutkiewicz, paper presentation, “Empowering Minorities: the Role of the Adult Education for National Minorities”, Conference: Education of Persons Belonging to National Minorities: Integration and Equal Opportunities Vienna, 22-23 July 2010 Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE).
  5. Piotr Dutkiewicz , Grzegorz Gorzelak, paper presentation, Central and Eastern Europe : Shapes of the Crisis of 2008 – 2009, Conference: Economic and Political Impacts of the Economic Crisis in the EU and Eastern Europe, Carleton University August 26-27, 2010
  6. Piotr Dutkiewicz and authors; Rhodos, 7-11 October, World Public Forum, Dialogue of Civilization Book Launch; Russia The Challenge of Transformation.
  7. Public Seminar EURUS, Professor Piotr Dutkiewicz on Meetings with Russia’s Leaders:  Notes from the Valdai Club”, 14th October, 2010
  8. He also participated in the Valdai Club Annual meeting in Russia.

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Dr. Piotr Dutkiewicz at the Valdai Club Annual meeting in Russia.

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Dr. Piotr Dutkiewicz at the Valdai Club Annual meeting in Russia.

Report on Russian Study Tour

CGPM recently hosted a 10-member group of high-level Russian educational administrators who visited Canada for ten days in early November.

In Ottawa, the group met with staff from the Canada School of Public Service, from the federal government’s Canada Student Loan Program and from the Canadian Association of University Teachers. The delegation also learned about the crucial role that the Paul Menton Centre plays in helping Carleton students with disabilities succeed and how the Ottawa-Carleton School Board’s Crystal Bay Centre for Special Education accommodates the educational needs of younger students with disabilities.

After a day of travel (and a visit to Niagara Falls) the delegation had three busy days of meetings in Toronto. One day was spent at Queen’s Park, meeting with several Deputy Ministers from the provincial Department of Education. Two other meetings — one with the Council of Ministers of Education and one with the Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario — addressed the issue of measuring quality in higher education, a topic of particular interest to the delegation. Another Toronto highlight was a dinner hosted by George Brown College;  the delicious meal was prepared and served by students from George Brown’s chef school. The delegation ended its tour by meeting with staff from Pathways to Education, an innovative community-based organization that has a proven track record of helping low-income students gain access to post-secondary education.

It is a tribute to the energy and dedication of the group that they were able to actively engage in six extraordinarily intense  days of meetings on a very wide range of topics. Special mention should be made of their able Ottawa-based interpreter, Ann Mollon, who worked tirelessly to communicate both the messages of the Canadian educators and the questions of the delegation.


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Prof. Leslie A. Pal conducting a workshop on Policy Development and Leadership
with Government of Mongolia senior executives in Ulaanbaatar, May 21-23, 2010.
The workshop was offered in partnership with
the Swedish Institute for Public Administration (SIPU International).


Prof. Leslie A. Pal conducting a workshop on policy analysis in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Hercegovina for the Open Society Fund, BiH, May 6-8, 2010.
Prof. Leslie A. Pal conducting a workshop on policy analysis in Sarajevo,
Bosnia and Hercegovina for the Open Society Fund, BiH, May 6-8, 2010.


Prof. Leslie A. Pal presenting a paper at the 18th Annual Conference of the Network of Institutes and Schools of Public Administration in Central and Eastern Europe (NISPAcee), Warsaw, Poland, May 13, 2010
Prof. Leslie A. Pal presenting a paper at the 18th Annual Conference of the
Network of Institutes and Schools of Public Administration
in Central and Eastern Europe (NISPAcee), Warsaw, Poland, May 13, 2010

Russia and Poland – Carleton Professor Comments On Recent Tragedy

Piotr Dutkiewicz and Leszek Miller, former prime minister of the Republic of Poland, publish guest article on the Polish tragedy. Circulated by the Russian News & Information Agency RIA Novosti, it is also on the internet and one of the top news sites in the past week.

“Big human tragedies are moments of change but can also provide the spark of unity. Political differences, competing interpretations of history, and differences in values all – even for a short moment – disappear in the face of death. They simply lose their importance and their very sense.”… read more >>

Study Tour on Canadian Health Policy

In October/November 2009 CGPM organized and hosted a study tour for ten senior health policy makers and administrators from the Russian Federation. The delegation, led by a senior official from the Office of the President of the Federation, came to study the Canadian health care system, with particular interest in its organization, financing and accountability arrangements. Over 8 intensive days of briefings and meetings in Ottawa and Toronto, the delegation learned about the roles and responsibilities of the federal and provincial governments, and the local delivery organizations (including visits to two large tertiary care hospitals). By the end of the tour the members of the delegation had gained an understanding of the fiscal transfer arrangements from the federal to the provincial governments; the funding arrangements between the provinces and the health care providing institutions, including the role of the regional health authorities (in Ontario, the Local Health Integration Networks); and the mechanisms by which the providers reported back on their activities and outputs. The members of the delegation indicated that what they learned about the values underlying the Canadian health care system, its strengths and challenges would inform their work as they continue to work on the development of the health care system in Russia. The study tour was organized and led by Dr. Allan Maslove, a Fellow of CGPM.

Bangladesh Project

Piotr Dutkiewicz was working (April 2010) with COWATER and CIDA in Dhaka on PLAGE II Project with the Ministry of Information as well as with Dhaka University on gender sensitive information policies; he also deliver a presentation on post-secondary education in Canada for the Ministry of Education.

Piotr Dutkiewicz - Bangladesh
Piotr Dutkiewicz – Bangladesh

Leslie Pal in Mongolia

Professor Pal was in Mongolia in January to deliver workshops on policy development for the Civil Service Council, in co-operation with SIPU, the Swedish Institute for Public Administration.

Leslie Pal in Mongolia
Leslie Pal in Mongolia

Lecture by Professor Vladislav Inozemtsev

The Centre hosted Professor Vladislav Inozemtsev for a series of lectures in March, 2010. He gave a public seminar at Carleton and met with MPs and DFAIT. Prof. Inozemtsev is one of the best known Russian economists, political scientists and public speakers. He is a professor at Higher School of Economics in Moscow and the Director of the Centre for Post-Industrial Society. He is also the Editor-in-chief of the journal “Free Thought” and serves as a member of the Council on Foreign and defense policy (COFDP).

Piotr Dutkiewicz is Honoured

Piotr Dutkiewicz received the Order of Friendship from the Russian Federation. Other Canadians who have received this prestigious award include the Hon. Adrienne Clarkson, former governor general, the Hon. Marcel Prud’homme, former MP and senator, and prominent businessman George Cohon.

Georgy Mamedov, Ambassador of the Russian Federation, said: “The Order of Friendship is one way to recognize and honour Dr. Dutkiewicz’s significant contribution in strengthening links of friendship and cooperation that so happily exist between Russia and Canada, including in the areas of science and culture.”

“This is a very well-deserved recognition of Professor Dutkiewicz’s lifetime work building international understanding,” says Roseann O’Reilly Runte, president and vice-chancellor of Carleton University. “The university prides itself on its many global initiatives, partners, exchange programs and academic programs, and today we are especially proud of Dr. Dutkiewicz.”

Leslie Pal at the Higher School of Economics (Russia)

Leslie Pal was recently in Russia to deliver a lecture series at the Higher School of Economics. He delivered lectures in Nizhny Novgorod, participated in the 11th Annual HSE Conference in Moscow, and gave additional lectures at the HSE branch in St. Petersburg.

He delivered lectures in Nizhny Novgorod, participated in the 11th Annual HSE Conference in Moscow
Prof. Pal delivered lectures in Nizhny Novgorod

Prof. Pal gave additional lectures at the HSE branch in St. Petersburg
Prof. Pal gave additional lectures
at the HSE branch in St. Petersburg

David Gray

CGPM is pleased to announce that David Gray, formerly a partner with Universalia, has joined the Centre as a Fellow.

Mr. Gray has 30 years experience in the design, management and evaluation of international, capacity building projects. His specializations include project management, training, human resource development, organizational development, monitoring and evaluation, public sector reform and change management. He has lived and worked in Latin America and the Caribbean and conducted numerous missions to Africa, Asia, Russia and Eastern Europe. He has served as Project Director or Training Director of several large capacity building and training projects and has designed training projects and programs for public sector organizations, private firms, NGOs, educational institutions and research institutes.

  1. Since 2006 Mr. Gray has been the project manager for the MSME Business to Business Online Marketplace project for the National Information and Communications Center at the Ministry of Public Administration of the Government of Trinidad and Tobago, funded by the IDB and the GoRTT. He recruited and manages a team of Canadian IT and e-government specialists as well as a local consultant. The project has developed an online opportunity matching site for small businesses. EnterpriseNett will provide the platform for a national registry of government suppliers at the Central Tenders Board. Mr. Gray manages all financial and reporting functions and provides training and consulting in the governance, organizational development and marketing components of the project.
  2. From 2002 to 2009 Mr. Gray was the Project Director of the Governance Advisory and Exchange program, a $12.5 mil. CND. CIDA funded project in Russia designed to provide training, technical assistance and capacity building to Russian public sector and NGO partners. Under this program assistance was provided to the President’s Administration and the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade for a wide range of public administration reform initiatives. E-government and e-procurement were the themes of multiple study tours to Canada and technical assistance missions to Russia.

Piotr Dutkiewicz just returned from Russia

Piotr Dutkiewicz just returned from Russia, where he participated in a “Valdai club,” a group of of the world’s most-respected Russia scholars and political scientists. He was invited by the Russian president to discuss key political issues.

Prof. Pal with David Elder (chair, Queen's University) and Prof. David Amborski (Ryerson University)
Piotr Dutkiewicz with Russian President D. Medvedev.

In 2009 year the Valdai goes to Yakutsk, a city 9000 km (5590 miles) away from Moscow and the capital of the largest subnational administrative territory in Russia and the world.

48 experts from academic, media and political background from Canada, China, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Iran, Italy, Japan, Poland, Slovakia, Switzerland, Turkey, the United Kingdom and the USA debated the topics of Russia and the West turning round the last years’ trend of the souring relations with 33 leading Russian experts.

Four panel discussions – on withering prospects of the New Cold War, new mutual challenges, as well as the potential of the “reset” with the new US administration and the new European security architecture took place.

The participants headed back to Russia’s capital – Moscow – for the traditional rendezvous’ with top Russian representatives from the government, the business and the society to express their concerns and opinions and get up-to-speed to what the Russian elites think. The highlight of the visit were meetings with PM V.V. Putin and President of the RF D. Medvedev.

New CGPM Global Initiative

Carleton University is joining forces to create the Possible Futures project, a working group of more than 30 internationally-renowned social scientists, seeking answers to the global economic crisis.

The project is directed by Professor Craig Calhoun, president of the Social Science Research Council in New York (SSRC), with the collaboration of Carleton Professor Piotr Dutkiewicz and Georgi Derluguian from Northwestern University.

“This is another example of the calibre of Carleton’s global partnerships and the university’s important presence on the world scene,” says Dr. Dutkiewicz.

“The group will not only explore issues such as suspect financial practices and lack of regulation, but also examine longer-term questions about the nature of international political economy and the future of global social organization,” says Dr. Calhoun, a professor at New York University.

The project’s plans include working papers, regular web report updates, more formal papers and at least three books. One book will address the crisis from national and regional perspectives. The second will pursue thematic analyses on topics ranging from the political economy of energy and other resources to religion, media, organized crime, armed conflict and clashes between different economic development strategies. The third will focus on understanding long-term systemic change.

The Centre for Governance and Public Management (CGPM) at Carleton University helped co-found the project along with SSRC, World Public Forum (Vienna) and the Institute for Public Knowledge at New York University. Participants come from more than a dozen countries.

CGPM focuses on political and administrative reform projects in the developing world, post-communist societies and post-conflict regimes. Building on the expertise located in the School of Public Policy and Administration and the Faculty of Public Affairs, the goal is to be recognized nationally and internationally as the leading Canadian centre on public sector and public management reform in transitional and developing countries.